Do you own a card of one of the NFL’s smartest players?

JohnUrschelDo you own a card of one of the NFL’s smartest players? The answer is probably not.

This week, Baltimore Ravens center John Urschel revealed that he’s pursuing a doctorate in math at MIT with a focus on Spectral Graph Theory, Numerical Linear Algebra and Machine Learning.

You clearly know what those things are … right? But what you might not know is how few football cards he appears on.

JohnUrschel-Upper-DeckOnly Panini America and Upper Deck have made cards for the former Penn State standout. Upper Deck included him on four cards in its 2014 flagship football set — a standard card, Glossy parallel, an autograph and a Holofoil auto. Panini included him among its Father’s Day promo packs with a jersey card, a jersey auto and then jersey parallels in Cracked Ice and Lava Flow formats.

That’s it … eight cards.

His unique story might lead him to more cardboard appearances, though being an offensive lineman won’t help. He was a fifth-round pick in 2014 and started in seven games this past season for the Ravens and 10 total in his career. You can read more about him here.

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